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— Shortly after noon Sunday, a black SUV pulled up at the front door of Camelback Ranch amid the breathless aura of a royal homecoming. Two Dodgers employees were waiting on the curb. Several others were staring out from inside the main building....
The Fabulous ForumWe asked you to send in your picks for the greatest sports moments in L.A. history, and 1,181 ballots later we are unveiling the top 20 vote-getters. Each weekday we will unveil a new moment until we reach No. 1.......
The Fabulous ForumIt started out as the 10 greatest L.A. sports figures of all time, but after getting 1,712 ballots, we are expanding it to the top 20. It is quite the eclectic group, a nice mix of announcers, coaches, athletes and......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesStan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
Los Angeles TimesCampy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
Duke Snider, one of the Brooklyn Dodgers' "Boys of Summer" and among a celebrated trio of New York center fielders in the 1950s, died Sunday. He was 84. Snider died at Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, the Dodgers announced. No cause was...
Danny McDevitt, who left his imprint on baseball history by pitching the last game for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in 1957, died Saturday, two days after his 78th birthday. McDevitt, who lived in Social Circle, Ga., died at Newton Medical Center...
The remarkable baseball life of Willie Mays can be measured in innumerable ways. He started in the segregated Negro Leagues; when he retired in 1973 after 22 years in the major leagues, free agency was dawning. He was a bicoastal Giant who, in leading...
Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...
The Daily MirrorSept. 16, 1959: Khrushchev leaves for the U.S., accompanied by a menacing Mr. Atomic Bomb. He's carrying a briefcase marked "Threats" just in case you don't get it that atomic weapons are dangerous. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev is greeted by "a...
The Daily MirrorSept. 21, 1959: Tigers Thwart White Sox Bid to Clinch Rag The Dodgers moved into first place in the National League by sweeping the Giants. Duke Snider hit his 23rd home run of the season and Maury Wills continued to be unstoppable. He had seven hits in...
The Daily MirrorOct. 9, 1959 In their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers turned to a very local hero en route to winning the World Series. Larry Sherry, who played baseball for Fairfax High before joining the Dodgers' farm system, turned in another outstanding...
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